UPDATE: Table Fire in Eldorado National Forest estimated at 30 acres
Officials estimate that the Table Fire burning in Eldorado National Forest has grown to 30 acres.
The lightning-caused fire, which was first reported Sept. 8, has grown in the past 24 hours, Jennifer Chapman, public affairs officer for Eldorado National Forest, told the Tribune Monday.
More resources have been ordered to the fire, which is located on a slope in a remote area of the Eldorado National Forest.
About 40 personnel are on the scene. Crew are using indirect tactics, such as making check lines, and engaging in direct fire suppression, Chapman said.
ORIGINAL POST: Table Fire burning in Eldorado National Forest, smoke visible from US 50
A fire burning in the Eldorado National Forest has grown from 1.5 acres to 15 acres in less than 24 hours.
The blaze, dubbed the Table Fire, is burning 3 miles northeast of Ice House Reservoir by Table Rock, according to the Eldorado National Forest. Smoke is visible from U.S. 50.
The fire was apparently caused by lightening during a previous storm, according to Eldorado National Forest. It was 1.5 acres Sunday night, 3 acres at 6 a.m., and 15 acres at noon.
Forty total personnel are on the scene and additional resources will be ordered if needed, according to Eldorado National Forest.